Anthony Jason Struk was born in 1969 in Bayshore, New York. His mother, Marilyn Struk, worked as a nurse in the Central Islip Psychiatric Hospital for over 30 years. His father, Anthony Struk Senior, worked in construction and was a union member of Local 66 for over 35 years.
After high school he worked in retail electronics, and at the age of 24 decided to attend Suffolk Community College. There he became a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for two-year colleges, and after earning a degree in Telecommunications, became the first member in his family to graduate college.
He served five years as an Emergency Medical Technician for the Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Corp, during which time he earned a full scholarship to the New York Institute of Technology. While attending he became a member of NYIT Emergency Medical Response Team, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor Degree in Advertising and a Masters Degree in Marketing/Computer Graphics.